Delhi is a soldier’s town, a politician’s town, journalist’s and diplomat’s town. It is Asia’s Washington, though not so picturesque, and lives by ambition, rivalry, and opportunism.” – Jan Morris
Jan Morris’s poetic definition and description of Delhi sounds good. But from the time it was penned down to the day, Delhi has changed in more ways than one, and particularly for people who are new to Delhi. One of the most important reasons why people come to Delhi is good education. Every year Delhi sees a fresh lot of students for various courses in schools and colleges,
Every state and city has its own set of attractions, benefits, and challenges, and Delhi has always had a reason to be in the national and international news, for reasons such as the Odd and Even traffic rule, International Yoga Day celebration or the monuments. However, for students and career aspirants who are new to Delhi or are planning to move to Delhi, it could be a daunting task to make up their mind and take a decision
A melting pot of culture
You can’t really tell which community dominates Delhi, or what is the most popular cuisine available here? Because Delhi is the true epitome of ‘a melting pot’ where vivid cultures, religions, trends and even nationalities come together to live and enjoy life. You can also witness art and culture from around the world through painting exhibitions and cultural festivals and events. So, from fabric to food and everything important and imported in between is available here.
On one hand you can find people in Delhi from all parts of the country and even the world, one must be careful and observe caution before trusting someone. Be it shopping at the Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar markets, or taking an auto rickshaw ride to the Red Fort near Old Delhi or buying tickets at the ISBTs, one has to be careful and must take his/her time before making a purchase and agreeing to someone.
Food and food, and more food
Delhi lives by the motto of “Your wish is my command”. Name the food type and cuisine and you will have it here. From Punjabi to Mughlai, South Indian, French to Lebanese, there are dedicated markets and chains of restaurants in Old Delhi to Connaught Place to the roadside Dhabas of Kutub Institutional Area, to satiate everybody.
All the seasons in the sun
India is blessed with 6 different seasons and so is Delhi. So, except for a snow fall you can enjoy almost all the weathers in Delhi from the gloomy yet romantic winter, to spring and the seasons of flowers, to the cool showers of the monsoon. And Delhi’s proximity to hill-stations and tourists attraction such as Himanchal Pradesh, Uttrakhand and Rajasthan can be an added advantage during long holiday season.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Delhi is a mini-model of the world. From posh living areas to broad roads, historical monuments, theatres, world class malls to Delhi-Metro to the world’s best International airport- Terminal 3, Delhi has kept its promise by offering something for everyone.